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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • After 15 months, Virginia's state of emergency declared in response to COVID-19 is coming to an end.—Richmond Times-Dispatch • Once-acclaimed Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey worked at Old Dominion University. Now the school is facing accusations it ignored concerns...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • New details emerged in the court hearing of a Virginia Tech football player facing murder charges following a sexual encounter in Blacksburg.—Roanoke Times • The FBI has concluded the Virginia Beach mass shooter who killed 12 people at a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • After a long court battle, the Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously to remove a pair of Confederate statues from the city's parks.—Daily Progress • Justices on the Supreme Court of Virginia asked no questions during a hearing on the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • It's primary day: Virginia voters will pick Democratic candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general as well as nominees in 17 contested Republican and Democratic House primaries.—Associated Press, NBC12,  Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch • The United Auto Workers began a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere • COVID-19 cases continue to decline even as the rate of vaccinations has slowed.—Virginian-Pilot • Democrats will pick their nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general tomorrow.—Associated Press, Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch • The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear legal arguments tomorrow...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • The Virginia NAACP says the legislature should return to Richmond this summer to implement the recommendations of a lengthy report into racism and sexism at the Virginia Military Institute.—CBS19 • Richmond's police chief, whose department is facing multiple lawsuits...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Former special counsel Robert Mueller will help teach a UVA Law class covering his Trump-Russia investigation. Mueller graduated from the school in 1973.—Politico • Six Virginia Indian tribes are getting millions in COVID-19 relief funds, some of which the Upper Mattaponi...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A federal lawsuit accusing two Portsmouth police officers of wrongfully arresting and assaulting a man while he was visiting his bedridden mother has been settled out of court days before it was set to go to trial.—Virginian-Pilot • Virginia's...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere • Two years have passed since the Virginia Beach mass shooting, and some families are still seeking closure.—Virginian-Pilot • "President Biden joined Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam at an indoor rock-climbing facility in Alexandria on Friday to tout progress against the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Virginia lifted its remaining social distancing and capacity restrictions this morning. Gov. Ralph Northam plans to meet with President Joe Biden at a gym in Alexandria “to celebrate summer” and the state’s reopening.—VPM, Washington Post • “Washington-area TV station ABC7-WJLA apologized for...